Psalm 31:8
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New International Version
You have not given me into the hands of the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.

New Living Translation
You have not handed me over to my enemies but have set me in a safe place.

English Standard Version
and you have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a broad place.

New American Standard Bible
And You have not given me over into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a large place.

King James Bible
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and have not handed me over to the enemy. You have set my feet in a spacious place.

International Standard Version
You have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy, but you have set my feet in a sturdy place.

NET Bible
You do not deliver me over to the power of the enemy; you enable me to stand in a wide open place.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you have not delivered me into the hand of my enemies; you have set my feet in an expanse.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have not handed me over to the enemy. You have set my feet in a place where I can move freely.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a wide place.

King James 2000 Bible
And have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: you have set my feet in a wide place.

American King James Version
And have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: you have set my feet in a large room.

American Standard Version
And thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; Thou hast set my feet in a large place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou hast not shut me up in the hands of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a spacious place.

Darby Bible Translation
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large place.

English Revised Version
And thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large place.

Webster's Bible Translation
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my foot in a large room.

World English Bible
You have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy. You have set my feet in a large place.

Young's Literal Translation
And Thou hast not shut me up, Into the hand of an enemy, Thou hast caused my feet to stand in a broad place.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

31:1-8 Faith and prayer must go together, for the prayer of faith is the prevailing prayer. David gave up his soul in a special manner to God. And with the words, ver. 5, our Lord Jesus yielded up his last breath on the cross, and made his soul a free-will offering for sin, laying down his life as a ransom. But David is here as a man in distress and trouble. And his great care is about his soul, his spirit, his better part. Many think that while perplexed about their worldly affairs, and their cares multiply, they may be excused if they neglect their souls; but we are the more concerned to look to our souls, that, though the outward man perish, the inward man may suffer no damage. The redemption of the soul is so precious, that it must have ceased for ever, if Christ had not undertaken it. Having relied on God's mercy, he will be glad and rejoice in it. God looks upon our souls, when we are in trouble, to see whether they are humbled for sin, and made better by the affliction. Every believer will meet with such dangers and deliverances, until he is delivered from death, his last enemy.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; i.e. "hast not delivered me up, without chance of escape, into the hands of my enemies" (comp. 1 Samuel 23:12). Thou hast set my feet in a large room. Given me, i.e., plenty of space and freedom for action; not confined me, nor cramped me, nor hindered me in any way (comp. Psalm 4:1; Psalm 18:36). Having cheered himself with the enumeration of these grounds of encouragement (vers. 5-8), the psalmist again returns to prayer.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy,.... When in Keilah, in the wilderness of Ziph, and Maon, and encompassed about by Saul and his army, 1 Samuel 23:7; nor does the Lord suffer his people to be shut up under the power of sin and Satan, so that they cannot come forth in the exercise of grace, and the discharge of duty: but he brings their souls out of prison, that they may praise his name;

thou hast set my feet in a large room; at full liberty from his enemies; Saul and his army being called off from pursuing him, by tidings of an invasion by the Philistines, 1 Samuel 23:27; and this is the case of the saints when they are brought to Christ, to walk by faith at large on him; when grace is drawn forth into exercise, and spiritual knowledge is increased, and they are delivered from their enemies; or, however, can look upon them as conquered ones, and are sure of victory over them, and at last of an entire deliverance from them; see Psalm 4:1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

8. shut me up … enemy—abandon to (1Sa 23:11).

large room—place of safety (compare Ps 18:19).

Psalm 31:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
7I will rejoice and be glad in Your lovingkindness, Because You have seen my affliction; You have known the troubles of my soul, 8And You have not given me over into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a large place. 9Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; My eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body also.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:30
How could one man chase a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the LORD had given them up?

2 Samuel 22:20
He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.

Psalm 18:19
He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.

Psalm 37:33
but the LORD will not leave them in the power of the wicked or let them be condemned when brought to trial.
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